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Career path: clinical nurse director

To’a Fereti shares her ‘accidental’ career path to be clinical nurse director in charge of 600 nurses – the first Pacific nurse to hold the post.

‘One tough cookie’: defence nursing from Somalia to Afghanistan

Not many nurses have wielded an assault rifle to defend their patient in the Somalian desert. The Bay of Plenty Times profiles retired army nurse Judith Telford.

Career path: senior nursing lecturer

The chance to teach nursing students to become culturally competent healthcare professionals inspired DONNA FOXALL to swap working in primary healthcare for a career in nurse education.

A day in the life… of a flight nurse

We look at a day up in the air and down on the ground for Whangarei Flight Nurse JANET BARKER that starts with a 5.30am phonecall about a 200 kg patient in need...

IND Hero: MH nurse with empathetic ear

A mental health nurse with an empathetic air for all has been nominated as Southern DHB’s unsung nursing hero.

A day in the life of a family planning nurse

Sue Schroder walks to work knowing her twin pre-schoolers are in her husband's good hands.  She then sets to work with the mostly young women clientele providing information and support on contraception to STIs...

A day in the life of a community MH nurse manager

JENNI MANUEL shares a day in her life travelling the bumpy roads of Christchurch as a community mental health nurse case manager for the Canterbury District Health Board.

A day in the life of a… residential aged care nurse

Jesse Lee Gamutan's working day begins with a frail patient falling and a crying caregiver.  Find out how the day progresses and about her nursing career path from the Philippines' Professional Regulations Commission to a Warkworth residential aged care facility.

Isolated west coaster takes out National Young Nurse of the Year

A 26-year-old nurse whose working day can range from treating glacier accident victims to running mother and baby groups has won the 2015 NZNO Young Nurse of the Year award.

Career path: Plunket educator

Seeing vulnerable children and stressed families on the paediatric ward gave ANNE HODREN the drive to nurse in the community to improve child health through prevention and early detection.
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